City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


TEDGlobal 2011

TED goes to Ed for the first time with TEDGlobal.

Video: A Tour of the New Burns Museum

If you can't make it Alloway in Ayrshire to see the new Burns Museum (entrance is free today) you can at least get a sense of the "man o' parts" in this tour of the museum by Director, Nat Edwards.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Sees Record Crowds at Torchlight Procession

Son et Lumiere at Calton Hill

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations were launched tonight - a day later than in previous years - with a spectacular Torchlight Procession through the centre of Edinburgh's Old Town.

Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms: A Potted History

Assembly Rooms - front

In 2011, Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms will be closed for a controversial, but long-planned, £9.5 million refurbishment which will see its ground floor converted into a shopping space with a "fine dining" restaurant to the rear of the building.

Hogmanay Family Ceilidh Dance

A free, 1.5 hour, hogmanay ceilidh for all the family at Hawthornden Court at the National Museum of Scotland.

Weather: Christmas Was White, Will Hogmanay Be Alright?

Up Helly Aa vikings

Christmas day in Edinburgh 2010 was "white" by both definitions: the city was covered in snow and the Met Office officially recorded snow flakes falling in the city. At least one flake must fall on 25th December for it to be technically called "A White Christmas" as far as the bookies are concerned.

Trains Continue to Struggle With Freezing Cold

Snow on Waverley

Has day-to-day freezing ice and snow become the new normal? It seems to have been going on for ever. First it was Snowvember, now De-icember, in what has been the worst weather conditions in  living memory. With climatologists (such as former government chief scientific advisor David King) suggesting that cold winters come in multiple years, we may need to get used to these bitterly cold conditions.

Keilidh and Hogmanay Concert Tickets Sold Out

The Keilidh

Tickets for two of the main events at Edinburgh's Hogmanay are now sold out: Concert in the Gardens on 31 December, headlined by Biffy Clyro with special guests The Charlatans and Billy Bragg, and tickets for the Keilidh, also on 31 December.

We Need More Know Snow or It's No Go

Snow Again in New Town

As Edinburgh's snow related problems plummet new depths, it feels like we are in the script of a Hollywood disaster movie.

Edinburgh Still Digging Out of Heaviest Snowfall in Decades

New Town snow

Edinburgh Airport not expected to open til 4pm as heavy snow keeps coming.